Untitled Drawings (2018), marker pen on card paper, 5.8 x 8.3 inches (Updated)

It’s been quite a long time not making any art since September, but it was good taking a little break from it. I have been working on my new project called Untitled Drawings, which consists of 10 illustrations and drew them with graphite pencil first, then rendered them with several black marker pens on a piece of A5 card paper. Indeed, I decided not put a long and significant name to this pieces, therefore the overall style of these pieces are just very simplified yet modern.

The illustrations epitomize the celebration of life, gender equality and human race. The black lines within are purely bold as I wanted to make these figures somewhat evocative indeed. I also have incorporated additional shapes into these pieces such as leaves and curvy spikes ones really resonate with the drawings I made in 2017, Faces 1 and 2, Girl, Boy and Rose/Snake. I wanted this works to look more cartoonish yet alluring.

I was totally drawn to producing black and white drawings such as these since 2016. All I wanted to do was to producing more subtle drawings starting with a black ballpoint pen and then switching to fine liners and marker pens of the same colour.

Check out more of my illustrations on the Drawings page.

Outlander Season 4, sneak peak of Episode 3 ‘The False Bride’ (Updated)

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In the upcoming episode of Outlander called The False Bride, just after having to visit Aunt Jocasta’s River Run plantation and experiencing a tragedy there, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) are willingly determined to finding a place to call home in North Carolina and along the way, they will have an encounter with the Native Americans. In the trailer, we see the two of them moving on from River Run, as John Quincy Myers (Kyle Rees) serves as a guide for their search off to find a home, Claire falls off her horse, finds a skull on the ground which apparently has got a silver filling, sees a Native American man and it seems that the Native local might be not be fond of Claire at the start but she seems a bit frightened as well.

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As for Brianna (Sophie Skelton) and Roger (Richard Rankin), these two are getting to know each other lives even more, becoming smitten as their romance heats up. Roger might be deciding to propose marriage to Brianna, which is actually a sudden move. Hopefully, we will see another love story in the season.

Watch the trailers of The False Bride and Love American Style: Brianna & Roger now.

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Season 4 of Outlander airs Mondays 8 pm on New Zealand’s Lightbox and Sundays 8 pm on Starz (US).

Outlander: TV series brief synopsis, Season 4 clip (Updated)

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Outlander is by far, my favourite TV show at the moment and it is very addicted indeed. I absolutely love the show. Apart from other hit dramas such as Game of Thrones and The Handmaid’s Tale, this series, as I see it from my perspective, it is powerful, romantic, sexual and sometimes, political. The Season 4 of Outlander is available now on Lightbox (New Zealand) and Starz (US). Created by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) and based on the books written by Diana Gabaldon, the show has been renewed for Seasons 6 and 7.

This enthralling hit drama series tells the story of Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), an English World War nurse, who in 1945, transports to 1743 in Scotland. There she meets a very handsome and chivalrous highlander Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), who becomes the love of her life and husband and they both get ensnared in the Jacobite risings.

Two very important characters in the first three seasons include the malicious Jonathan ‘Black Jack’ Randall, an English officer and Frank Randall, a historian at Oxford University, Claire’s husband in the 20th century and passes away in Season 3. Both roles are portrayed by Tobias Menzies. Other characters are also very important to the story, Brianna Randall (Sophie Skelton), Claire and Jamie’s daughter, born in Boston in the 20th century, was raised by Frank and Roger Wakefield (Richard Rankin), a Scottish historian, who befriends Brianna in Scotland.

Throughout the past three seasons, Claire and Jaime have encountered love, despair, grief, rape, kidnapping and death. Prior to the start of Season 4, in the last episode of Season 3, Eye of the Storm, Claire and Jamie have had arrived in the American land of Georgia, just after being washed out and experiencing a heinous shipwreck.

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In the first episode, America The Beautiful, Claire and Jamie have settled in North Carolina in 1767, alongside Young Ian (John Bell), Fergus (César Domboy) and Marsali (Lauren Lyle). As for Young Ian, he have made a new friend called Rollo, a half-wolf breed dog (real name is Dewey). There is also a new villain on board, Stephen Bonnet (Ed Spellers), who robs Claire and Jamie at the end of first episode. In the following episode, Do No Harm, which is available now on New Zealand’s Lightbox, Claire and Jamie, along with Young Ian and his new buddy, Rollo are heading off to the River Run plantation to visit Jamie’s Aunt Jocasta (Maria Doyle Kennedy) and a tragedy will strike at the plantation. Also, later on in the season, we will see Brianna and Roger’s romantic relationship and how the two get to know each other even better and more. The fourth installment of Outlander is based on Diana Gabaldon’s Drums of Autumn and it resonates very deeply with immigration, slavery and the presence of Native and African American communities.

Here is the sneak peek clip of Season 4 posted above to watch. For those ones who haven’t seen the show yet, I encourage you to do so, as for me, it is one of the best shows on TV.

Catch Season 4 of Outlander every Monday 8 pm on Lightbox (New Zealand) and every Sunday 8 pm on Starz (US). Also available now on the Starz app.

R13 Sketches

R13 Sketch One, Resort 2019

R13 Sketch Two, Spring 2019 Menswear

R13 Sketch Three, Resort 2019

Sketches One, Two and Three. Drawn by me with graphite and watercolour pencils on card paper.

Sketch One, 8.27 x 5.83 inches.

Sketches Two and Three, 12.6 x 9 inches.

Rendered on Photoshop.

2018

Courtesy of R13, Chris Leba and Vogue Runway.